Wawrinka to skip American tennis events to rest injured knee

Struggling Wawrinka withdraws from two Masters events

The 16-time Grand Slam champion would have been well placed to return to the top of the rankings in either Indian Wells or Miami had he secured victory in Acapulco.

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, on Friday, announced his withdrawal from this month's ATP Masters events in Miami and Indian Wells, citing a leg injury that forced him to pull out of the Mexican Open. "It hurt to retire in Acapulco, where I get so much support, but it's also painful not to be with my fans in the US for the American swing in March, something that has always been important to me".

On Wednesday, Nadal announced that the same injury forced him to withdraw from the ongoing Mexican Open in Acapulco, leaving his status uncertain for a USA swing that included the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open.

"I won't be able to play in Indian Wells or Miami and the target is now to recover to be on the ground for the [clay-court] season".

It marked the sixth tournament in a row that Nadal has pulled out of or retired from - Basel, Paris, the London ATP Tour Finals, Brisbane, Australian Open and Acapulco.

Two Mitchells lay platform as Australia take charge of first test
It was fully understandable as to why De Villiers couldn't understand why his teammates couldn't decode the hooping movement. Usman Khawaja (14) fell in Kagiso Rabada's first over, also caught by de Kock, this time a diving grab to the 'keeper's left.

"Unfortunately, the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is in the same area as the one suffered in Melbourne", Nadal said on his Facebook page.

"I'll miss you, but I'll do my best to be back in 2019".

"We are disappointed that Rafa will not be able to compete for the title at this year's BNP Paribas Open", Tournament Director Tommy Haas said.

The tournament is scheduled to begin Monday and continue through March 18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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